Two public information sessions have been scheduled on Sat 28 July as part of the Open House Melbourne festival.

The Court has scheduled two public talks in the Court of Appeal building on Saturday 28 July, as part of Open House Melbourne festival. Details are as follows:

11am to 11.45am: A view from the Bench

Join the Hon Justice Niall and Judicial Registrar Irving as they provide insiders’ views into the workings of the Court of Appeal in recent years.

2pm to 2.45pm: Architecture and history of the Court of Appeal building

Join Dr Sue Reynolds, academic and esteemed author, in discussion with Joanne Boyd, the Court’s Archives and Records Manager, as they talk about the history and architectural style of the Court of Appeal building.

Both sessions will be held in the Green Court at the Court of Appeal. Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. No tickets or bookings are required.


The Court of Appeal building was designed by architect S.E. Bindley in an Academic Classical Style, and was constructed in 1893 originally as offices for the Attorney-General and Crown Law Department. The Crown Law Department occupied the premises from 1893 to 1977, until it was renovated to become the Supreme Court Annexe. The building was renamed to the Court of Appeal after the creation of the division in 1995. The building celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.


In addition to self-touring the building, visitors will also have the opportunity to chat to Court staff throughout the day.



Court of Appeal

459 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

10am to 3pm, Saturday 28 July 2018


Open House Melbourne official program

Published on 18 July 2018